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#1933: The Holy Nail

Photo 1933: The Holy Nail - Trier Cathedral Treasury

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Photo ID
1933
Credit
Title
The Holy Nail
Caption
The Holy Nail, brought to Trier by Empress St. Helena in the 4th century. This iron spike, said to be one of the four with which Christ was nailed to the cross, was a highly important relic in medieval Trier. It was carried in processions, used for swearing oaths, and is reported to have healed several blind people during one of its exhibitions. It was stored in St. Andrew's Altar and is now displayed alongside it in the Treasury. The reliquary made to hold the nail dates from c.980.
Geotag
49.755982° N, 6.643901° E
Uploaded
November 17, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800